38 TEXAS IN 1850.
operation for the religious advancement of the State,
the Church must exert -her legitimate influence, as a
light which cannot be hid. The ministers are to lead
the way; and a high responsibility rests upon them,
that the permanent and enlarged prosperity of this
growing State be secured.
Rankin, Melinda. Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin.. Boston. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6107/. Accessed April 21, 2015.